How Many F*cks Does Felicia Day Give About What You Think of Her Haircut?
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How Many F*cks Does Felicia Day Give About What You Think of Her Haircut?

By Vivian Kane | Celebrities Are Better than You | February 7, 2014 | Comments ()


Felicia Day is a national treasure. She’s a frequent resident of the Whedonverse (I use that term without shame), she created and starred in one of the most charming and well-made web series there is, and she has an awesome geek-centric and woman-friendly YouTube channel. In the eyes of many, though, all of this was made irrelevant when she recently had the audacity to cut her damn hair.

Last week the New Statesman published a brilliant article by Laurie Penny titled Why Patriarchy Fears the Scissors. I highly recommend giving the whole thing a read. It was written as a response to both a general cultural ideal of how women should present themselves as well as a specific blog called Girls With Short Hair Are Damaged, written by a primordial fuckwad of a troll who goes by the name Tuthmosis. I won’t link to his post here because it’s already gotten WAY too much traffic. Google it if you must, but just know that it’s exactly what you expect it to be and you don’t need that in your life.

Which brings us back to Felicia Day, who used to look like this:


And now *gasp* looks like this:


She wrote a great response to Penny’s article, describing her own experience with pubescent YouTube commenters.

I have heard comments like those referred to in this article SO MUCH in the last few months since I cut my hair, mostly on YouTube, the home of 12-18 year olds. The ones that confuse and hurt me the most are like this one I got last week: “Love your videos, will be back when you grow your hair out.”

Uh, ok? My hair doesn’t affect what words come out of my mouth, dude? But he can’t see me as anything else, I guess. Guys like him tune in because I’m attractive to them. Without long hair, I’m not attractive to them. Ergo…goodbye. The substance of my work doesn’t matter because my looks are the only context they have for me in their lives. And that makes me sad, because I’ve always tried to be more than that, without screaming it in people’s faces.

You can read the full post here, but she goes on to observe:

…we exist in a culture that only treats women as paper doll cutouts we can get aroused/attracted to. Our media does that to us, men do it to women, women do it to other women.

That last point is one that too often gets overlooked. There’s this pervasive belief that if it’s thought, said, or done by a woman, it can’t be sexism. However, in a world where the Blurred Lines video exists (directed by Diane Martel), that’s simply not true.

Now here’s where it gets weird. The day after that last piece went up, Day posted this gem:


My first reaction was disgust and extreme amusement. “OMG, these idiot dude bros can’t even tell two chicks with red hair apart lol.” But I very quickly lost the amusement. I mean, talk about seeing women as interchangeable “paper doll cutouts.” I’m glad Day can laugh this off, or at least feign to, but it makes me pretty queasy. Way to prove her original point, idiot dude bros.

Now, just to get the devil’s advocate stuff out of the way, I’m sure there are plenty of people out there with eyes and ears and access to the internet who are itching point out that Day may have trouble shaming those who make note of her appearance when she herself capitalizes on it. However, there is a huge difference between making use of an asset and being seen as worthless without it.

This entire issue brings to mind an amazing video that was sent to me by our very own Joanna Robinson. It features the superior human being and science reporter Emily Graslie reading actual YouTube comments from her video blog series The Brain Scoop.

This is the most eloquent explanation I’ve seen of how a woman’s appearance (or, rather, the way many viewers feel about woman’s appearance) frequently overshadows her ideas, actions, and contributions to her field. Look, I know I’m preaching to the feminist choir here but please, for the love of Anne Hathaway’s fauxhawk, can we all please just recognize that when a woman cuts her hair or is generous enough to share her expertise on a subject on YouTube, or even just WALKS DOWN THE STREET, she is NOT ASKING FOR OUR APPROVAL OF HER APPEARANCE. She is just being a person.

Via Uproxx.

Vivian Kane goes online sometimes, but everyone’s spelling is really bad. Most days, you can find her mumbling to herself here.

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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not

  • the dude

    I know this isn't even the point, but.... She looks incredible with short hair!! What the hell are those people even talking about?

  • RyanRose

    this will be very unpopular but i had no clue who this person was until i read this article. I feel like i dont belong.

  • Yozie

    So I'm a bartender and I have had pretty short hair for the past 6 or 7 years. Its easy to deal with and I think its cute. I recently decided to grow it out again for kicks. We have a lot of old men regulars at the bar and A LOT of them have commented on my hair saying things about how much prettier I am now and how I should never cut it short again. It makes me WANT to chop it of even though it was my decision to grow it out because apparently having short hair wasn't good for them. I also had a guy asked me if I was a lesbian because of the short hair (I actually get the lesbian comment frequently, no offense to any lesbians, Im just not one) and told me I needed to get a better haircut. Thanks dude, I totally appreciate your advice, I really wanted you to think I was hot...

  • narfna

    I'm so glad you linked to Emily Graslie. More people need to watch The Brain Scoop. She's fantastic.

  • loganbowes

    Short hair on women causes an uproar because it's not typical to see by historical society standards, which is bullshit. Personally, when I see a woman with a stylish short 'do like Felicia's, I think they look better. Since it's "taboo" for short hair on a woman, when one of them gets it done and pulls it off it exudes confidence and this sense of "Yeah, I did it. What the hell are you gonna do about it?" that's kinda just extremely sexy. Felicia Day's new hairstyle suits her well and she looks great. Haters on short hair can rightly screw off.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    I would love it if there was one thing a woman could do that didn't have to be considered a political gesture. Even cutting your hair to avoid male attention is a gesture.

    guess what, world? I cut my hair short because it looks best on me, to my mind, right now. It has nothing to do with anyone outside of me. I don't shave/pluck my body hair when I don't want to, and I do when I feel like being smooth.

    And I don't brush my teeth when I don't want people sitting next to me on the subway in the morning. ;)

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    When I dyed my hair red, the response of 90% of the people I know was "Oh! Mr. Syndrome must love redheads!"

    Actually, I'm super pale with freckles and just thought I'd try red, but it's nice to know that my friends and family assumed "the boss" gave me marching orders to color my hair...

  • AvaLehra

    Once after I got a super short pixie, someone asked, "Oh, your husband likes short hair?" I said, "Yes, that's why his hair is cut so short."

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    I told people, "He hates redheads, I'm hoping he'll leave me."

  • Until you run into the person for whom that is a fetish, and then they'll think you're soulmates.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    The person who doesn't mind my morning breath could very well be my soulmate. I'm sure it's one of those neurochemical indicator thingies.

  • stardust

    "can we all please just recognize that when a woman cuts her hair or is generous enough to share her expertise on a subject on YouTube, or even just WALKS DOWN THE STREET, she is NOT ASKING FOR OUR APPROVAL OF HER APPEARANCE. She is just being a person."

    This right here. To use Felicia Day as an example since the article is about here - why should she care what some random man thinks about her hair defining her value as a person? Why should she care about him AT ALL? She's Felicia Fucking Day.

  • Guest

    Never comment on the site, but I'm trying to reconcile this --

    It's cool to talk about how facial hair makes men more attractive and manly, but not cool to comment on how short hair on women can be perceived as unattractive to some men? I don't care about Felicia's hair either way, but there seems to be a double standard going on here.

  • stardust

    Except that men aren't consistently in the vast, vast majority of societies around the world considered to be objects that should be primarily concerned with visually pleasing women. So, thanks for playing. Try again with something that's not a false equivalency.

  • "Black History Month? When's White History Month!?"

  • John W

    Is it okay to say she looks beautiful with short hair or long hair?

  • Grace Valentino

    I love how so many comments (not necessarily here) are trying to be supportive by reassuring her that she's still really pretty.
    So not the point.

  • abell

    I am clearly a lesser man than many here, as I don't really have much interest in Felicia Day, beyond her being cute. Her persona doesn't really work for me and I never got into her non Whedon stuff, so, if I click a link on her, it's pretty exclusively for ogling purposes. Also, I preferred the long hair (I think her head is a little too long to go for the short hair. I have a similar problem, if you shave my head it looks like a crushed egg). However, it's also her goddamn hair and she is in no way responsible for my titillation. I can appreciate someone going, nope, don't like the new hair, but, I can't understand why you'd bother to tell her that? Why would she give a shit what you think? Why would you think she gives a shit what you think? Jesus fucking christ.

  • annie

    It's not even just that they're telling her that they don't like it. It's how they're saying it and what they're not saying between the lines. I like your attitude, though.

  • annie

    I remember when a guy friend of mine, after I stated my intention to cut my hair, that a girl with long hair in a ponytail is the sexiest thing to a guy. I promptly replied with a glare and a "meh." (A small part of the reason why we never ever made out.) When I got my hair cut from past my boobs to present-day JLaw, I freaked out halfway through and was surprised and mortified by my reaction. Ever since I did that, though, random strangers - men and women - would come up to me and tell me they loved my hair. And trust me, that never happened with long hair, which often hung heavy and flat and blah and caused acne on my back (sexy! ladylike!), no matter how much work I'd put into it. Why is long hair so intrinsically linked with femininity? Look at all those bikers with their long hair. Look at Samson pre-Delilah! Look at the Musketeers! (I assume?)

    Personally, I think Felicia looks pretty rad with long hair. I think she looks rad with short hair. Maybe it's because, you know, I love her face and her personality and the things she says and does, but I'm silly and shallow like that.

    (Don't even get me started on some people's sense of entitlement over someone else's body.)

  • Fabius_Maximus

    "Ever since I did that, though, random strangers - men and women - would come up to me and tell me they loved my hair."

    Really? Isn't that creepy?

  • annie

    I'm not great with compliments in general, but they've done it in a really non-creepy, genuinely nice way. It's super weird and always happens just as I strongly consider growing it back out.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    It's destiny! ;)

    I'd probably just frown at them until they go away.

  • Berry

    "Why is long hair so intrinsically linked with femininity? Look at all those bikers with their long hair. Look at Samson pre-Delilah! Look at the Musketeers! (I assume?)"

    My husband used to have a long hair, and his go to answer to people who told him it was "kinda girly" was to tell that long hair is sign of a free man, since often in history (Ancient history, like Greek and Roman times) only slaves and prisoners had their hair cut short. No idea how accurate that is, but it worked wonders in shutting up idiots.

  • annie

    No idea on whether he's right or not. Most of my knowledge of ancient times comes from movies.... I mean, Jared Leto has some pretty hair that could be considered "kinda girly" with its pretty curls and ombre dye job, but at the same time, he doesn't give a fuck about not fitting in with typical ideas of being a dude.

  • Felicia Day is one of the nicest celebrities I've had encounters with. When she launched her second YouTube campaign with a vlogger talent search, she encouraged her team to reach out to the participants whether they moved onto the Top 30 (then reduced to 10 vloggers for the channel) or not. I was one of the ones who did not move on. Out of nowhere, I started receiving offers from companies that never gave me the time of day before for review copies of books and DVDs I would have written about anyway. They started coming in literally the day the Top 30 were announced. There's no other logical explanation, especially when all of the offers came from projects connected to Felicia Day or people working with Geek and Sundry.

    If nothing else, Felicia Day actually believes in sharing her success with other people. I've been able to do a lot more with my own writing and media work because I took a chance on believing in Felicia Day's YouTube channels.

  • Jim

    She looks FABULOUS with a kicky little pixie cut. She has a lovely neck and the new hair high-lights it wonderfully.

    Oi, waiter, a ball-nut sandwich for the internet douches. Add it to my tab.

  • Felicia talked about the first time she cut her hair short on Aisha Tyler's podcast. Back when she was doing commercials, she cut it short and loved it but suddenly she stopped getting jobs. So yea, I can imagine the second time around she decided to not give a fuck. FYI: It's an awesome episode to listen to these two women who are so influential.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    One of my actress friends noted that once she went pixie she would only get called in for moms and lesbians. Because casting directors have no imagination (or, rightfully, apparently, assume Americans do not have any imagination)

  • Tim Conard

    she's bright, funny and talented.
    anyone is unable to apreciate that because she has short hair is too lacking in taste to be worth listening to.

  • Guest

    Hasn't Felicia had short hair in the past? Why is this an issue now?

    Yeah, short hair wouldn't look as good with dress but really is it that bad?

  • chanohack

    I like you, Vivian.

  • Daniel Valentin

    Short haired Felicia Day... is still Felicia Day, so she's still the most adorable being in human history.

    Hell, she should just go ahead and buzz it all off just to have the trolls and haters squirm in their seats. She'll still be more loved than they'll ever be.

  • My boobs are WAY smaller than hers.


    /puts on "Female Body Inspector" shirt.

    Oh God...I am so weak.

    But seriously though, it is sad that this had to be a thing. Long hair, short hair, no hair, it doesn't stop Felicia Day being awesome to me.

    And any asshat who has enough time in his life to put together a website complaining about haircuts on women who probably wouldn't give him the time of day in real life...he does know there are other things he can do right? Like work, or play games, or masturbate, or literally anything else? I just...gah. It is getting embarrassing to be a guy nowadays.

    Also, say what you will about "Avatar", but at least it's Day's idea. She has say on how she wants to be presented, and if she wants to change it, it's her right. So people can get their noses out of her shit.

  • glittergirl1970

    The same thing happened when Cat Power cut her long brown locks and went with a blonde pixie. The internet lost their minds. I follow her on Instagram and anytime she posts a "selfie", there will be someone in the comments asking her to please grow her hair back. Pisses me off every damn time.

  • She looks adorable. If anything, it's like she's combined her geek goddess superpowers with the pixie girl image to creat like GeekPixietron!

  • I always had long hair as a kid & cut it mid length when I was a teen. There was one point in college where I was really playing around with the idea of just lopping it all off into a proper short hairstyle. I was really worried I'd have poodle hair. I finally did and it didn't fully suck! Now I'm growing it out again cuz I hate getting haircuts. It's a bit of a pain but I enjoy the idea of having long hair.

    Only until I started dating my current boyfriend did I realize that long hair v short hair was a thing. Had no clue. I thought it was just "oh I want to do something a little different. Let's try this" Hair shouldn't be so loaded!

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    I'm not that big of a Felicia Day fan, but I honestly don't understand why people are losing their minds about her hair. She was pretty, and now she's...still pretty. It's not like she took a hammer to her face, the bones are all the same ones that were there when she had long hair.
    If people were really only interested in her for her hair, why bother going to her YouTube Channel at all? Google Image Search is easier and you won't have to hear all those yucky lady opinions!

    That being said, I've always envied women that had the confidence for short hair, because I can't feel comfortable with it. So, Bravo for your hair Ms Day, I had no idea it was a radical political statement, but apparently it is!

  • CosmoNewanda

    I go through fazes in which I grow my hair out then get sick of it and cut it off. About every two years I go short and then regret it because I just don't have the bone structure. But I remember one year right after I got married I walked into work with short hair and my boss just started laughing. He told me that my hair cut made me look like a lesbian. But "it's ok you're married now." I feel really sorry that society breeds ignorant people like him.

  • John G.

    I am always shocked and surprised by the reaction to women in short hair. It looks great.

  • Mrs. Julien

    You didn't see my Beethoven bob in November.

  • John G.

    It's not too late for me to see it. Pics??

  • Mrs. Julien

    I did not keep evidence.

  • lowercase_ryan

    Emily is fucking fantastic. Off to subscribe and follow her on Twitter. The world needs more people that smart and eloquent.

  • Ben

    I like girls with the pixie cut. I also thought Natalie Portman looked amazing with the shaved head. I prefer girls to have short hair, my wife has long hair and it's like fighting a million armed octopus sometimes in bed.

  • stardust

    I can relate to this. My hair gets EVERYWHERE. Sometimes I think it's sentient.

  • Mrs. Julien

    And it gets caught under you and has to be moved out of the way constantly.

  • BWeaves

    I think she looks adorable with the pixie cut. I thought Felicity looked adorable with her short curls. I thought Hermione looked adorable with her pixie cut. I think Charlize Theron looks incredibly sexy and her haircut is boy short.

    I read, decades ago, that a woman cutting her hair was very (OH, I cannot think of the word) releasing, emancipating (that's it). When flappers cut their hair short, they threw away their corsets and started wearing knee baring skirts and started smoking in public (not a good idea now, but back then it was quite revolutionary). Whenever I cut my hair short, it's so amazingly freeing. I love it.

    Now this is coming from a woman who used to wear her hair as long as she could grow it. Darling hubby loves long straight hair. But it's a lot of work, and he was always laying on it, or pinning an elbow on it. Sex is much better with short hair.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    I started dating a guy when I had short hair. About 2 years into the relationship I started growing it long, and yup, all of a sudden he rolling on it, sleeping on it, getting it in his mouth...I started sleeping with it in a braid and felt like Ma Ingalls.

  • Ofir Fishkin

    When i saw Day's original post i was completely puzzled by it. my mom always kept her hair short since i was a kid and i was until now completely unaware that short hair for women was a huge issue.

    So i probably shouldn't Google "Girls With Short Hair Are Damaged"

    and watch The Guild its really good

  • A Bounced Czech

    As I was reading Felicia's response, I kept looking at the picture on the left and thinking, "When did she get those boobs?" I then read the last line of her post, and laughed out work.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    I also wouldn't have recognized that as not being her, except for the boobs. (and we'll never see another "how can we tell these 'generic' young blonde/brunette actresses apart?" post on Pajiba again, right?

  • AvaLehra

    My entire childhood I had long hair. At one point it was below my waist (my mother loved Crystal Gayle) and I wasn't allowed to cut it. I always hated it. ALWAYS. One day I decided to reclaim my head. I went out, got it cut and gave her the long braid and said, "Here! Now you can have my long hair forever!" What was she going to do? Glue it back?

    Anyway, hair is hair and it grows and gets cut and grows. The importance placed on these kooky strands of keratin is mind boggling.

    Finally, I never feel more stylish than when I have my hair in a pixie.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Oh, Crystal Gayle. Never listened to your music, but there was a long period of time where you my dream image of me as an adult.

  • Mrs. Julien

    I wasn't allowed to have long hair as mine was so fine. I used to wear towels on my head to pretend it was long.

  • Bodhi

    My mom cried when I got my first real haircut. I was 7 & I was sick to death of her having to deal with it every day. She got over it after she realized that she'd be able to have 2nd cup of coffee in peace every morning.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    whereas MY mother made me get a short haircut I hated in 3rd grade because I had very fine hair, and wasn't brushing it thoroughly, so I always ended up with major tangles.

  • Brian Merritt

    I'm not familiar with Felicia Day, but I'm immediately a fan. Long hair, short hair, whatever, do what appeals to you. You have every right to style yourself in whatever way you deem comfortable or fun. The people who were just "amusing" you by listening to your thoughts and opinions solely because you're attractive, have revealed themselves for what they are. And they need to sit the fuck down.

  • seth

    Mom jeans are great too.

  • FireLizardQueen

    The oddest part to me is that Felicia absolutely ROCKS that hair cut. She's always had a elfin/pixie-like quality to her and this just accentuates that in the best way.

  • Another article about a Ginga cutting their hair?

    Barring the hair colour though I'm not sure how we avert the type of internet hyperbole that gets thrown at people for simple cosmetic changes. A world in which every hair cut or colour job isn't treated as newsworthy would be a start. Maybe a refrain from using the narrative cliche of someone in a mid-life crisis cutting their hair short or shaving it all off.

    Either that or we all go bald and make an early start on being the age-less wonder that is Patrick Stewart.

  • 1. She looks fabulous with that cut!

    2. I recently chopped my near-waist length hair into a chin-length bob after 30 years o having long hair. I absolutely love my new look, and it's so nice not to have all that weight and maintenance to deal with, and for the most part I've gotten compliments. But there's one incident that sticks in mind. There's a customer where I work who was always very nice to me before, always complimenting me on how nice I looked. Then I chopped my hair. The next time I saw him, he stared at me and said, "What did you do?? If I were your husband, I never would have let you do that!"

    As if my husband runs my life. As if it matters what this guy thinks, right? But he kept saying it, every time I saw him for the next few weeks. And the more I recall it, the angrier I get.

  • Genevieve Burgess

    "Guess that's why you're not my husband." Big smile.

  • Nimue

    Oh my god THIS. I have had several men comment on my decisions in life from cutting my hair to not changing my name when I married my ex. They say stuff like, I would never let my wife do that or that wouldn't fly in my house. You know what, fuck you....we're done.

  • I hope none of them are married, because I'd feel terrible for their wives!

  • Given that he's your ex, I guess not changing your name proved to be the correct decision, eh? Probably saved you a bit of hassle.

  • Nimue

    According to at least one asshole, he's my ex b/c I didn't change my name. I guess I was supposed to stop being a person or something and that would have saved my marriage. But, yeah it saved me a ton of hassle.

  • BWeaves

    I can think of half a dozen really scathing comebacks, but he's a customer and you don't want to be rude.

    How about, "It was my husband's idea. Now it doesn't cover up my best features and he LOVES that."

  • Sammers

    When I was in junior high I cut my hair very short, and I was bullied constantly about it. My name went from Samantha to Sam the Boy, Samuel, Sammy Davis Jr., and so on. Bullies are so creative... but still it hurt. I grew my hair out and never cut it short again.

    This is exactly why I do not read comment sections, Pajiba is the only exception. People can be horrible, and about the most ridiculous of things. "OMG SHE CUT HER HAIR!!!! WHAT WAS SHE THINKING?!?!?" Who gives a shit? She's still the same talented person that she was.

  • TacoBellRey

    Either way she's adorable and I want to steal her cat shirt. I always give kudos to ladies that can rock the pixie cut because I cannot.

  • Liz

    I've been a viewer of Felicia Day's since early days in the Guild series. And most recently I'm addicted to Co-Optitude. And when she cut her hair I was just counting down until production caught up and the short hair would start to appear in videos. I like that she changed it up. She said herself that she cut because she realized she had no personal reason to keep it long. So I see the cut as Felicia Day going after something she wanted. And shouldn't that be hella celebrated?

  • mswas

    "If making your life mean more than pleasing men is “deranged”, it's not just short-haired girls who are crazy." - from the Laurie Penny article.

    And here I am, growing my hair back out. GET ME THE RAZOR!

  • Todd Sikkema

    Felicia Day with long hair=hot.
    Felicia Day with short hair=hot.
    Me man. Beer good.

  • abell

    Wait, didn't we all learn from Buffy that beer bad? I'm so confused!

  • WerewolfgangAmadeusMozart

    Your ideas are intriguing to me, and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.

  • Felicia Day is delightful and I'm a proud member of her Vaginal Fantasy Hangout. She is gorgeous and clearly deserves to prepare her hair in whatever way she feels appropriate. Experimentation is a part of life.

    It's OK to say, "I prefer the way you look this way over another way." I dyed my hair blond for years and thought it looked great. When I reverted back to brown my friends came out in droves saying, "I always hated the blond!!!" Really? Perhaps in the course of the 4 years I've been blond you could have mentioned that?

    But the key is - these were friends. Not strangers on the street or trolls on the Internet. When you live in the Internet, however, where are the boundaries? We discuss the appearance of celebrities all the time. Jennifer Hudson's pixie cut, what Bjork wore to the Oscars, etc.

    How is this comment, "Love your videos, will be back when you grow your hair out." any different from the regular analysis of celebrities that happens on Pajiba? Felicia straddles the world of cerebral Internet denizen and celebrity, so maybe she thought she would be spared the humiliating sorts of "Who wore it best?" analysis that plagues celebrities. And because I adore her, I'm sorry that her feelings have been hurt by her haircut (personally I think it's super cute).

    But I'm not seeing the difference between this an any of the other discussions of celebrity (men and women) appearance, dress, hairstyle that are commonplace.

  • "Your hair is ugly."

    "Your hair is ugly, therefore you have nothing worthwhile to say as a human being."

    There is a very subtle distinction between these two statements, but I'm going to leave it as an exercise to the reader to figure it out.

  • Genevieve Burgess

    I think there's a difference between expressing a personally held opinion and making a blanket judgement on a person's social value based on superficial cues like a haircut. I said just last night that I miss Shaun White's long hair. I don't think Shaun White has no value aside from being a pleasing visual specimen, so this opinion doesn't affect my perception of him as a person. That is clearly not the case with these young men and Ms.Day. So, that's where I put the line: superficial comments should be used for superficial judgements.

  • Yeah I get that. And honestly I haven't actually read the YouTube comments (note: never read YouTube comments, the trollishness runs deep and thick there).

    I guess I was connecting with the "Felicia doesn't look hot with short hair" vibe more so than the "has no value as a human being with short hair."

  • Genevieve Burgess

    Well, then it's just a matter of understanding that your personal standards of attractiveness are not necessarily universal standards of attractiveness, which seems to be a big problem for a lot of people.

  • Berry

    I'm kind of damaged, and I have short hair. So clearly that Tuthmosis character is a genius.

    Sigh. Well, I'd love to stay and chat, but I gotta go burn my copy of The Second Sex, because feminists have been wrong all along. Toodles!

    No, wait, I just remembered I was equally as damaged when my hair was long, like less than a year ago. What a relief. No book burning today!

  • mswas

    I'm so relieved!

  • Berry

    And no books were harmed that day.

  • Genevieve Burgess

    I'm still sad that I can't afford the time and money to do the upkeep on a pixie. Having short hair was really fun, easy, and I got a lot of compliments on it from the people I actually care about it. Anyone who decided to judge me as a feminist with strong opinions about social perception of women who was uninterested in conforming to a narrow standard of beauty based soley on a haircut was... shockingly correct and also accurate in their assessment that they should stay away from me.

  • My long hair is not a statement of femininity, it's a sign that I can barely get to the salon more than a few scant times a year. But I never knew that short hair was such a problem or a "feminist statement." In fact so many women are rocking spectacular short styles I've been wishing I had one too. Robin Wright has never looked better.

  • chanohack

    Robin Wright has never looked better. But I'm not convinced it's because her hair is short.

  • Wigamer

    Think it's due to getting rid of a certain asshole?

  • emmalita

    And she got a hot younger man who seems to be a nice guy.

  • She's been a great beauty for years, but I feel the short haircut dials it all the way up to 11.

  • Why '11'? Why not just make '10' prettier?

  • Mrs. Julien

    It's kind of like when Sinead O'Connor was originally bald. She did it as an f-you to the record industry, but she still had that face.

  • Berry

    "I can barely get to the salon more than a few scant times a year."

    This is proving to be a bit of a problem with my new-ish shorter do. It's amazing for a week or two after I've been to the salon, but my hair grows pretty fast, and I have to get it trimmed more regularly than I'd like.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    make friends with a local barber shop for cheap trimming. Or, if your stylist is expensive, a lot of them will do free trims.

  • Berry

    Good advice, but I don't think we have what could be described as barber shops here.

  • TK

    Goddamnit. Felicia Day is awesome, talented, vivacious, funny, and very pretty. And now that she's done that to herself? Ugh. Now she's awesome, talented, vivacious, funny, and very pretty with shorter hair.

    People are horrible. That Tuthmosis person should be castrated with a snowblower.

  • ...with a snowblower ... is the snow made of razor blades? Do snowblowers shoot out the snow with the focused high speed of a particle beam? I'm sure that there's something important to talk about in this thread, but I'm hung up on how one would actually castrate someone with a snowblower.

  • cruzzercruz

    Pictured: Snow blower. Now use your imagination.

  • emmalita

    And then there's this guy.

  • Sweet zombie jesus with a chainsaw. Was someone just shoveling their front walk one day, and was so overcome with anger that they thought "this snow is evil, it's not enough to shovel it out of the way, it needs punished, so I'm going to the garage to build a motorized blade raper. That'll show that filthy snow."

  • Jim

    Speaking of Zombies - and completely off topic - I'm getting the germ of an idea for a Canuck Zombie flick where we fight 'em with snow blowers, run em over with Skidoos and melt em with white hot poutine.

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